improvjock (321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nice amber brown with medium light tan head. Light citrus hops in the aroma. Sweet malts nicely balanced with mild hoppy bitterness. A great American Pale Ale, but d
callmemickey (2529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Deep amber body. Slightly cloudy. Large fluffy off-white head. Good retention and tons of lacing.
S: Grapefruit, resinous pine, and sweet caramel malts.
T: Very much like the nose. Highly hopped up with grapefruit, orange, and pine. Plenty of malt shines through giving a nice balance from the caramel and lightly bready backbone.
M: Smooth, medium bodied. Resinous finish with moderate bitterness.
O: A very nice hoppy red. Its not Nugget Nectar, but you shouldn’t hold that against it.
omhper (19218) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Hazy amber, mid-sized head. Generous spicy caramelly nose with some grapefruit. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Spiced grapefruit and lots of caramel. Mid bitter finish. Feels heavier than 5.8%.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours reddish brown brownish. Slight head. Nice hop aroma with smooth malt notes.Very hoppy slightly grassy. Not bad, not great. a little too grassy for my taste.
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured out a nice looking clear darker amber with a decent sized off white cap that left some spots. Has a pleasant aroma of honey and sweetness, pine, caramel, oranges and something earthy. MMMM good bitterness that seems to flow in waves, unsweetened grapefruit and pine bitterness and bite, darker caramel than usual, orange, earth. Tasty beer. Smooth carbonation, wonderful bitterness that just seems to swirl around. I dig this beer on most levels but get bored on a couple of others.
presario (4594) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. "Tall Cans in the Air, let me see ’em ... fuck you!". Must be a hoppy red for that to pop into mind while I was sipping this. Looks red with a good head and nice lace. Was going to say "How much hops can you add before you have an IPA not a red?" But it is classified as an AIPA already. Nice malty backbone and hops in the nose. Big malt profiel and a fishy woody hop flavour that makes me think PUNK.
Nikiel (875) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at hub with Carla. Pours red with off-white foam. Smells lightly sweet. Tastes like a pretty standard red with a little more bitterness.
pintbypint (2550) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml brown bottle. Pours out deep gold/amber, clear and without sediment. Small but lasting cramy cap, whitish colour. Light lacing in the glass. Aroma has a whiff of spicy west coast hops, below that is caramel malt. Flavour is of caramel malt as the base, light toasty profile, laid overtop is a dose of grapefruity hops with a spicey kick. Slight grassy and citrusy aftertaste with lingering caramel malt taste. Medium bodied with active carbonation to propel the bitterness. Malty pale ale with a nice IBU count, quaffable, solid.
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great beer. Very similar to a NW IPA, just malted up a bit. The pour is a bright copper mahaogany body with a thin half finger of beige head. The nose is sweet with slight honey and fruits. Citrus and tropical notes permeate the hoppiness. The taste is similar to the nose, with tons of sweet caramel malts in the middle and a finish of grapefruit resinous hops. Overall, this is a great beer and a fantastic hoppy session beer.
reebtogi (4087) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle poured hazy amber into glass with about 2 fingers of off-white head settling to a decent lace. Aromas of caramel and floral hops and some earthy notes as well. Taste is predominantly hops with some malts in the background. Body is medium and carbonation adequate, providing a nice mouthfeel. A nicely balanced ale which is quite enjoyable.